Sheffield United transfer rumours: Real reason behind Chris Wilder's exit 'revealed' as Leeds United eye former Sunderland star
Chris Wilder is no longer manager of Sheffield United.
Paul Heckingbottom will take charge of Sheffield United until the end of the season, with former AFC Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall joining his backroom staff alongside Chris Wilder’s assistant Alan Knill.
Heckingbottom, who was unveiled as United’s under-23’s coach earlier this season, fills the breach created by Wilder’s departure, described as being by “mutual consent”, yesterday.
His exit was confirmed by officials at Bramall Lane last night.
Tindall, a childhood friend of United’s chief executive Steve Bettis, described his appointment as a “privilege”, saying: "I'm looking forward to getting started. “I've previously worked with a couple of the players before and have experience at this level, which I hope will be of benefit to Paul and the team."
Bettis, who grew up with Tindall in London’s east end, commented: "The appointment of Paul and the integration from development to senior level is testimony to the great work that is currently being done at the academy.
“The club sees the following months as an opportunity to further develop some of our talents at the academy and to give them valuable time to train with the first team.
"Additionally, Jason has a fantastic pedigree and his fresh input will hopefully add a different dimension when he joins the club on Monday. He will have a watching brief at Sunday's game at Leicester."
But, as always, there is still plenty of transfer talk swirling around the internet this morning...
Here, we take a look at the rest of the transfer talk from the Blades and their top-flight rivals: